Oregon city mulls wastewater P3

A city in Oregon is considering P3 delivery for a new wastewater treatment plant; meeting scheduled for bridge project.

The City of Lake Oswego is considering a/the design, build, finance, operate and maintain (DBFOM) method for the plant. 

The Lake Oswego City Council, acting as the Lake Oswego Public Contract Review Board, will hold a public hearing at 3pm, December 18, 2018 at Lake Oswego City Hall.

The procurement of a DBFOM contract would be in lieu of competitive bidding requirements for the construction of a wastewater treatment plant pursuant to ORS 279C.335(2), ORS 279C.337, and Lake Oswego Public Contract Rules OAR 137-49-600, 620, and 690.

Interested persons are invited to appear at the public hearing and present comments on the draft findings for the exemption from competitive bidding requirements, or may submit written comments by mail, personal delivery or email. Lake Oswego is a suburb of Portland.

A spokesperson for the city has confirmed to P3 Bulletin there is no schedule yet for procurement as they are waiting for council authorization.

Meanwhile, the Port of Hood River is to hold a community meeting for the Bridge Replacement Project. It will take place at the Best Western Plus Hood River Inn on December 10 from 6pm. 

The outdated bridge connecting White Salmon and Hood River must be replaced and the port authority is expected to continue to use tolls. The next step in the process requires completion of the environmental review.

As previously reported Stantec and WSP are advising the Port of Hood River on the project, which is being considered for P3 delivery.